WATCH: Suspect Facebook Live-Streams Gunfight With LAPD
VIDEO: Facebook Live-Streamed Gunfight With LAPD
Manhattan Beach, CA – A murder suspect live-streamed a gunfight with LAPD on Facebook Live. During the gunfight, both the suspect and an LAPD officer were shot (video below.)
The gunfight happened Thursday morning near LAX at around 10 AM. It started when police officers were serving warrants near 117th Street and Avalon Boulevard in South Los Angeles, according to Manhattan Beach Patch.
Officers were attempting to arrest suspects wanted for a gang-related homicide from March 31.
While serving the warrants, the suspect was seen fleeing in a blue car. Officers pursued the suspect in what Chief Beck later described as a rolling gun battle and ended at El Segundo and Aviation boulevards.
“That pursuit led to this location where the individual who was wanted for the murder that occurred in Southwest area fled from his vehicle armed with a handgun,” Chief Charlie Beck said, according to Manhattan Beach Patch. “A gunfight ensued between the individual and the pursuing officers, resulting in one of our SWAT officers being shot in the hip, and the individual who was wanted for murder … (sustaining) multiple gunshot wounds.”
Both the officer and suspect survived.
The injured 20-year-veteran officer is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.
It was later discovered that the suspect actually live-streamed the pursuit and his gunfight with police on Facebook Live.
In the video the suspect can be heard saying, “They’re about to kill me … they got me,” as he fires at police and they return fire. “They coming at me… I’m going to die today.”
You can see video from the Facebook Live stream below: